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Stories with person: Jim Edgar
  • Illinois GOP leaders to urge immigration reform 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:06 am
  • CHICAGO - Candidate for governor Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) and other top Illinois Republicans will join the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition at a gathering next week to urge Congress to adopt immigration reform.

  • Manar introduces bill changing school funding 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 8:07 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A group of Democratic lawmakers Wednesday introduced a long-awaited piece of legislation that would dramatically change the way schools are funded in Illinois for the first time since 1997.

  • Extension of income tax hike may be key 2014 theme 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 7:06 pm
  • CHICAGO - The crux of Gov. Pat Quinn's plan to prevent big budget cuts is making permanent an income tax increase, which he acknowledges isn't palatable for many Illinoisans. And the move is even riskier in an election year as his Republican challenger, Bruce Rauner, has blasted the idea in hopes of appealing to tax-weary voters.

  • Quinn vows not to cut Illinois education funding 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 1:59 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he won't cut education funding in the difficult budget year ahead.

  • Dillard: 'Never say never' on future campaigns 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 8:07 pm
  • DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois - After coming so close in yet another race for Illinois governor, Kirk Dillard expressed as much relief as regret this week as he contemplated his next steps.